Can you guess the location of the M*A*S*H novel from the cover alone?

Can you judge a book by its cover?

The belove M*A*S*H television series was based on a novel. Well, it was based on a movie based on a novel. Richard Hooker (a pseudonym for former military surgeon Dr. H. Richard Hornberger and writer W. C. Heinz) released the book MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors in 1968.

Obviously, it was a hit. As the M*A*S*H TV show launched in 1972, so did a new series of novels continuing the adventures of the 4077th. Which the series stayed in Korean, the thirteen paperbacks published between 1972–77 trotted the globe.

Those used to the show alone might be taken aback at having their favorite characters Hot Lips, Hawkeye and Trapper John attend the American Tonsil, Adenoid and Vas Deferens Society conference in New Orleans. (That was an actual M*A*S*H novel.)

We've gathered some covers of these 1970s best-sellers. Examine the text and art. Can you guess where it takes place?

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  1. "Spirited nuptials north of the border!" It's M*A*S*H Goes to…?
    Image: Pocket Books
  2. This first sequel novel takes place in Hawkeye's home state. It's M*A*S*H Goes to…?
    Image: Pocket Books
  3. "The madcap medics run amok in the Bay City!" It's M*A*S*H Goes to…?
    Image: Pocket Books
  4. "The madcap medics invade Sin City!" It's M*A*S*H Goes to…?
    Image: Pocket Books
  5. "War goes to pieces in Red Square!" It's M*A*S*H Goes to…?
    Image: Pocket Books
  6. Recognize anything on the skyline? It's M*A*S*H Goes to…?
  7. How about this skyline? It's M*A*S*H Goes to…?
    Image: Pocket Books
  8. Where is M*A*S*H now? M*A*S*H Goes to…?
    Image: Pocket Books
  9. "The antic medics invade the citadel of Strauss and Wiener Schnitzel!" It's M*A*S*H Goes to…?
    Image: Pocket Books
  10. Finally, where are the medics now? It's M*A*S*H Goes to…?
    Image: Pocket Books

Can you guess the location of the M*A*S*H novel from the cover alone?

Your Result...

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MeowMeow1962 1 month ago
I've got several of these books. If only I knew where. They were the sort of books that Hawkeye and Trapper would have loved. But, if I remember correctly, neither one was in any of the books.
EllisClevenger 2 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
Well done!
Missed #9.
EvaSable 3 months ago
Loved this series, have them all. You might know the coauthor of the goes to books better as W.E.B. Griffin...
TheDavBow3 3 months ago
8 of 10! Thanks to some easy clues! I didn't know there were MASH novels.
sandman 3 months ago
DAMNIT!!!!!! This wasn’t a quiz....................it was a geography test!
JaxApollo13 4 months ago
10/10 I have all of them so I may have an unfair advantage.
Lacey 4 months ago
The only book I ever saw on book racks (yes, they were a thing once) was M*A*S*H goes to Main.
I thought it was just an obligatory sequel and never knew there were 12 others out there.
Interesting the stereotypes used on the covers. I am not sure Morocco is a big oil producer, though I could be wrong, but in the 1970s ALL of that part of the world was awash with oil in American's minds.
Abigail 4 months ago
I never knew there were MASH paperbacks. Thank you for the information.
DK 4 months ago
Only one wrong and I didn't know there where MASH books.
Utzaake 4 months ago
7/10. The last three. These paperbacks remind me of the Ma & Pa Kettle and Harold & Kumar series.
Catman 4 months ago
10/10 but the answers were pretty simple to guess since "sin city" and the "bay city" and so on were dead giveaways. Medina and Morocco made me pause, but I figured the culture is more relaxed in Morocco than in Medina. But "Strauss and Wiener Schnitzel" can't be mistaken.
Never read any of the books.
DavidBartholomew 4 months ago
I read all of these. Radar became a Fast Food mogul, Mother O'Reilly's Irish Stew. Margaret was a leader of a church and Director of a Nursing school. Mulcahy was a Bishop at the Vatican.
MikefromJersey 4 months ago
9 for 10. The first 2 books were good, then it became cookie cutter hack jobs.
Runeshaper 4 months ago
You got 7 out of 10
Well done!

Pretty darn good considering I've never seen any of these LOL
walligans 4 months ago
You got 10 out of 10 -
Well done!
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